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Indian campaigner wins award for helping women facing violence

Oct 04 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian campaigner supporting women survivors of violence in northeast India was named on Thursday as one of two winners of an annual award recognizing female human rights workers.

Latin American women urged to act on violence to cut murder rate

Sep 27 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Latin America must stop accepting violence as a normal part of life, government leaders and campaigners said on Thursday as five countries from the region joined forces to end its high murder and assault rates of women.

Families of people held hostage in Iran unite to call for action

Sep 26 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The families of people detained in Iran on false charges joined forces for the first time on Wednesday to call on world leaders meeting in New York to help bring their relatives home.

Actress Anne Hathaway directs all-male stage in push for equality

Sep 26 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actress Anne Hathaway took on a new role on Wednesday - directing two all-male panels to highlight how men can ensure women receive equal pay and end violence against women.

Red flags raised as global pact to improve the world hits third year

Sep 25 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many countries will fail to end hunger, educate all children or offer better lives to stem migration by 2030 without major world efforts to achieve a set of global goals that marked their third anniversary on Tuesday, experts said.

K-pop band goes viral with U.N. plea to young people

Sep 25 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As world leaders descended on New York on Monday for an annual gathering, South Korea's top boy band, BTS, took advantage of the spotlight to urge young people to join global efforts against discrimination and poverty. | Video

Exclusive: India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife - global poll

Jun 25 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday.

European nations urged to stop Libya's trafficking gangs

Apr 24 2018

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries need to do more to stop illegal trade in Libya in fuel and inflatable boats which is helping human traffickers with deadly results, according to a senior United Nations refugee agency official.

Seize human traffickers' money to help victims, urge campaigners

Apr 23 2018

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seizing the gains of human traffickers to compensate victims should be treated a priority by governments to crack down on the estimated $150 billion a year crime, an international anti-trafficking conference was told on Monday.

Interview: Give women greater role in industry to cut poverty, urges UN executive

Nov 27 2017

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women need to be given a greater role in industries in poorer nations to meet the global goal of cutting poverty by 2030, the head of the United Nations industrial development agency said on Monday after being voted in for a second term.

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